Little Joyful Things
Right now, as I’m writing this, I’m indulging in a cup of peach tea and a small slice of angel food cake. (Yes! Even I like to have a treat now and then!) More importantly, I spend time every day, at least 15 minutes doing something to expand my mind, and help me grow as a person.
Today, I am dedicating time to read a book. I tend to read quickly, and this book shouldn’t take long at all. On other days, I like to hibernate in the bathtub. I have this great app called Omvana, and it has a mixer where you can listen to speeches, meditation tracks, and blend it with different background tracks like birds, running water, flute music… it’s really cool. One of my favorite tracks to listen to is “15 things you should give up to be happy”, by Luminita D. Saviuc. I listen to this at least once a week.
Most mornings, I like to spend time in the quiet before everyone wakes up, making myself a nice cup of hot lemon honey water, or a cup of tea. When I drink my hot cup of awesomeness (whatever it may be) I like to look out the window at the rocky mountains, and contemplate how much they have stolen my heart. I never knew that I could fall in love with Colorado so much. I also take this time to put on the special blend of essential oils I made to help support my body’s needs, and I also like to use whichever oil I am drawn to that day for my mood.
Sometimes I squeeze in my workout in the morning, sometimes it fits in better with my afternoon or evening schedule. (This morning I went on a short walk and a quick run). The point is, it’s very important to take care of yourself, and I try to make a habit of it for me.
I share this with you because I want you to know who I am. Yes I’m a mom, and a wife, and I own my own business, but I am also “me”. I like to spend time working on myself so that I can be the best version of me, and share that with you! Doing all of these things make me a better mother, and a better wife to my husband. They make me a better friend, a better leader, and a better writer. Call it selfish, call it self-care, self-love… call it what you want. I like to call it life.